Investigating the relationship between long-term exposure to residential green space and non-accidental and cardio-respiratory mortality research shows residing in urban areas with higher greenspace is associated with lower mortality risk.

Using census data from 2001 and 2011 among adults aged 30 years and older residing in the five largest urban areas in Belgium.

The study observed evidence for lower mortality risk in associations with long-term residential exposure to green space in most but not all studied causes of death in a large representative cohort for the five largest urban areas in Belgium. These findings support the importance of the availability of residential green space in urban areas.

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